UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP)
Beginning in 2017, the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) has brought state, local, and tribal governments together with private sector entities, such as UAS operators or manufacturers, to test and evaluate the integration of civil and public drone operations into our national airspace system. The program is assisting the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) craft new rules that support more complex low-altitude operations by:
Identifying ways to balance local and national interests related to drone integrationImproving communications with local, state and tribal jurisdictionsAddressing security and privacy risksAccelerating the approval of operations that currently require special authorizations.
CUAS Integration Pilot Program Details